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The Morning Rush

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Challenge: Morning (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2006

Truth be told, this is sunset. Different curves for sky and ground, some burning and dodging to help them meld better. neat image. resize and then an almost 200% sharpen.

Place: 141 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.2642
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.1500
Avg (non-participants): 5.3333
Views since voting: 772
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 212
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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11/02/2006 01:59:41 PM
Originally posted by Melethia:

The presentation leads one to think this one on/off ramp/curve is the only one serving this distant community, and that's all it needs.

so true! the best thing about this photo is the wonderful comments it is garnering...
11/02/2006 01:49:03 PM
I quite like this one, but it takes more than one viewing to really appreciate it. The DPC two-second view doesn't cut it. I seem to recall there were discussions that the sky was oversharpened - I disagree.

First impression - when taken with the title, it's somewhere I'd like to live if this is rush hour in the morning. It appears lightly lived in yet deeply settled. No mass rush, a few houses here and there amidst the trees, one tower in the distance. The presentation leads one to think this one on/off ramp/curve is the only one serving this distant community, and that's all it needs.

The one commenter mentioned it's hard to tell if it's sea and sky or just sky - doesn't matter. If one wants to see it as sea and sky, it's there. Also doesn't matter to me that it's evening and not morning. I can't tell the difference without knowing the direction you're facing and the B&W disguises it even more.

It's quietly comfortable. I think that pretty much goes with what Mr 301 said, too.
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11/01/2006 06:21:52 PM
Ah, those comments make me smile. I'm sure I remember commenting on this, but whetever - I certainly remember looking at it. Some photos creep up on you, some slap you round the face and demand attention, and this one - well, it's like when you suddenyl notice an old friend has been standing by your side for a while, and you don't know where they arrived from.
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10/23/2006 10:40:54 AM
Your title combined with the lack of traffic made me smile. :)

Why the 200% sharpen?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2006 06:06:24 PM
Stunning. I love the irony of the title.
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10/19/2006 04:42:10 PM
I like the B and W. It really focuses on the light differences in the sky.
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10/19/2006 12:16:35 PM
Irony? Road looks quite empty.
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10/18/2006 10:55:24 AM
Interesting, but I'm not very keen on this one. I'm not sure whether the background is just sky or sea and sky. And the title is not very appropriate.
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10/16/2006 11:55:58 PM
Love the compostion - excellent point to shoot from and nice light.
I don't like what's going on with the sky. The smudged/sharpened look is a bit too much, I think. Still, it's good.
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10/16/2006 10:11:52 PM
Mark that as a Rush of adreneline & gasoline! :)
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10/16/2006 05:37:28 PM
Morning rush ?? - so where's the traffic?
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10/16/2006 02:31:05 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 2
Score: 10
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10/16/2006 01:15:47 AM
I think higher contrast between the sky and greenery (grayery?) would make it pop more.
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10/16/2006 12:37:06 AM
WOW this is gorgeous. Those clouds are amazing. I like the b&w choice, really adds to this image IMO.
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